Another Testosterone Myth BUSTED!! (MUST WATCH!!)

We’re all getting older. Some of us are just farther up that hill than others.

It doesn’t matter, my viewers, if you are currently a fit and fiery 18 year old… one day you’ll be pushing 45 and middle age. Because time flies!

Take it from me, I am on the wrong side of 35, yet I can remember, very clearly, being 22 and graduating college… as if it were yesterday.

I have so many crystal-clear memories from days that have long-since-passed. Days that literally feel like they were from another lifetime… yet, I can close my eyes and remember them perfectly.

And while growing older can inevitably lead to nostalgia, and perhaps feelings of melancholy at times, especially when you remember once special people who are no longer a part of your life, it doesn’t have to be a miserable and depressing experience overall. Especially if you invest in yourself, and your health, while you are younger, so as to enjoy a better quality of life as you, inevitably, approach your autumn years.

I would assume that those who watch my channel share a common interest in health and fitness. And, like myself, I am sure some of you have worried about what will become of your health, or case in point of this video: your hormones, as you age. Especially the men in my audience.

So much rides on our testosterone as men. It regulates our libido, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, and the production of our sperm. It can even affect our mood and concentration.

In fact, middle-aged men with low-testosterone have been shown to be 40% more likely to die sooner than those with healthier testosterone values.

And we are constantly bombarded with warnings, such as this cover of Time magazine, that our testosterone levels will inevitably decrease as we age… crash even!

And that there is nothing we can do about it but to accept and resign, or resort to drug therapies to regain some semblance of our former selves.

Well, science, once again, has called bullshit!

And not just any old science, but RECENT science. Recent as in a paper published this past December in the peer-reviewed medical journal Maturitas.

To summarize, this was a 4-year, longitudinal, cross-sectional study, which examined 2,994 healthy men aged 50 to 79 years. The researchers tested the associations between testosterone levels and age, BMI, and fitness.

What was found was that there was no evidence that low testosterone is an inevitable consequence of aging. At least up to the 80 years of age where the study capped. However, other factors DID play a role in testosterone health among the aging study participants. Factors, by the way, that YOU can generally control. Both BMI and fitness level influenced testosterone significantly! The fitter a man was, and the lower his BMI, the higher his testosterone levels were, regardless of his age.

Thus, the moral of the story is: don’t let yourself go. Be active, lift, get in cardio sessions, and stay in shape, etc. Develop good habits now, and maintain them.

And this also includes being mindful of factors that I’ve discussed in other videos on this channel, such as proper sleep, controlling stress, avoiding alcohol, proper diet, etc.

Just search this channel for the keyword “testosterone”, and you will find a ton of video resources that I’ve put out over the years to help you all.

It’s not the process of aging, itself, that’s gonna kick your ass in the hormone department, it’s the choices that you make as you age.

And, if you are an older gentleman watching this, there is no better time than now to get yourself back into shape, and re-claim your life. Never resign!

You should all know by now that I do not promote quitting on this channel, so if you’re the quitting type, or the type that just wants shit to fall easily into your lap, then this isn’t the channel for you.

I do hope this video has given you all something to consider.

Anyway, leave your thoughts and comments below.

REFERENCES

Testosterone levels in men over 50: age is not a factor http://ergo-log.com/testosterone-levels-in-men-over-50-age-is-not-a-factor.html

The association of cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass index, and age with testosterone levels at screening of healthy men undergoing preventive medical examinations: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.09.004

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